New Meatco board members nominated

06 November 2019 | Agriculture

Meatco held a special members' meeting last Friday where close to 247 producers attended to nominate new directors for the organisation.

Agriculture minister Alpheus !Naruseb, in a letter dated 22 August, requested that meetings be convened for the purposes of nominating four people per eligible interest group for his further consideration.

Speaking at the meeting, outgoing Meatco board chairperson Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun said: “Once these nominations are finalised, the names of the candidates nominated will be forwarded to the minister for his further consideration. The minister will then inform us later during this year or next year who he has entrusted to lead this organisation.”

The nominations in the three categories are as follows:

· Communal expert - Elia Kandjii, Usiel Kandjii, Mushokabanji Mwilima and Jason Tjakazapi.

· Commercial expert - Elton Heyman and Kay Dieter.

· Experts - Clara Bohitile, Johannes Hamman, Rosalinda Katjivena, Ronald Kubas and Vehaka Tjimune.

The current board's term comes to an end on 22 February 2020. They would then have served two terms, following an extension during 2017.

Staff Reporter

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